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Published On: Thu, May 8th, 2014

Gov’t. presents N44m relief materials to 261 windstorm victims in Gombe

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The Gombe State Government on has presented relief materials worth N44 million to 2, 261 households affected by the April 17 windstorm disaster in the state.

Presenting the items to the victims, Dr. Arab Rukuje, Executive Secretary, Gombe State Emergency Management Agency, said that the gesture followed census of the victims in four local government areas affected by the disaster in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the relief materials include cements and iron roofing sheet.

Rukeje listed Akko, Billiri, Gombe and Kaltungo local governments as areas affected by the disaster.

“About 2, 261 household were reported to have been affected and the state government approved the provision of relief materials to those that are affected.

“These materials are to cushion their losses, which is why it is called relief materials, and we are doing it across board, so it is not compensation,” he said.

Rukeje said that each household would get two bundles of iron roofing sheets and two bags of cements.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Ibrahim Puma, Head of Department, Education and Social Development, Billiri Local Government Council, thanked government for gesture.

He assured the government of effective distribution of the relief materials to the victims. (NAN)


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